Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, a three-time Grammy winner and music mogul, will receive the 2020 Industry Icon award at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala, the Recording Academy announced today.
The gala will hold on January 25th, 2020, a night before the 62nd annual Grammys which will air live on January 26th.
The music mogul will be honored for his “innovative and creative contributions right from the very inception of the hip-hop revolution,” says Clive Davis.
Diddy shared this in the statement:
Clive Davis and Arista Records gave me a chance when I was starting Bad Boy Records, he was one of the first industry executives to really believe in me. I’m forever grateful for him. To be honored at this year’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala and receive the Industry Icons Award is truly a blessing.
Other recipients of the Industry Icon award include Jay-Z, David Geffen, Ahmet Ertegun, Berry Gordy, Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Irving Azoff, L.A. Reid amongst others.